Rockford students take part in event that raises money for orphans

By Cindy M. Cranmer A Rockford woman, who previously put together an organization that helped athletes come to the aid of abandoned and orphaned children worldwide, conducted the first athletic event by that organization. The group had previously allowed athletes to raise money as part of other events. Rebecca Cruttenden, Team Orphans founder, expanded the […]

Rockford area “Star Party” will provide an opportunity to view the Perseid meteor shower beyond the city lights

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Boy Scout Troop 228 of Rockford are cohosting a “Star Party” for the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The family-friendly event is open to the public and will be held on August 10, 2013 at the Land Conservancy’s Saul Lake Bog Preserve (10469 Six Mile Rd., Rockford, MI).  Activities […]

Receive ten free Colorado Blue Spruce trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area, […]

Summer fun benefits the Humane Society

Mikayla and Michael Beard, along with Olivia Warner, did a “Golf Chip-in” fundraiser at the Gless home on Myers Lake. They made up invitations for the neighbors and charged for the golf and snacks. Together they raised $158.50 for the Humane Society of West Michigan. The Beard children, grandchildren of Jan Peterson, were visiting from […]

Locks of Love donation has special meaning for Rockford student

Taylor Westbrook, 12 of Rockford, is donating her beautiful hair for a beautiful cause, “Locks of Love”.  This is her third time donating to this cause. This is exceptionally special to her as she lost her Aunt, Sheri Salo to breast cancer last year. Emily, at A Cut Ahead Salon in Rockford did the honors. […]